Beyond Words is organised by the Institut français and has benefited from the support of the Friends of the French Institute trust and Vincent and Florence Gombault. We would like to thank them wholeheartedly.

Info & booking

From £2 to £15, our events are accessible to everyone. For more information on prices, check out events and book online, or call our box office on 020 7871 3515
Early booking essential


Institut français
17 Queensberry Place, South Kensington
London SW7 2DT

Book signings

Come and browse through hundreds of books from our on-site booksellers: English editions will be provided by The European Bookshop and French editions by the librairie La Page. All the authors will be happy to sign after the events.

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And Further…

Ahead of (and after) the festival, you can find the featured books in our in-house library, La Médiathèque, and on our digital library, Culturethèque. Keep up also with the latest literary news and reviews with the French Books UK blog.

Press enquiries

Lucie Campos: / 020 7073 1307
Natacha Antolini: / 020 7871 3520